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 ( ) is a Japanesemarker confectionery company headquartered in Osaka. The company manufactures the traditional Glico caramel candy, as well as Pocky (also known as Mikado in Europe), and many others. The company name, Glico, is derived from a shortening of the word glycogen. The first candy produced by the company was known as Glico-Caramel. The Glico 300 meter running man trademark is also derived from the original caramel candy: the candy is 15.4 kcal, which is enough energy to run exactly 300 meters. (Calculated from the formula that for a person 165 centimeters in height, weighing 55 kilograms, an 160 meter run over the period of one minute will burn 8.21 kcal. Over the period of 1.88 minutes they should be able to run 300 meters and burn 15.4kcal).


The company's large neon sign located above Dotonborimarker in Osaka has been a famous landmark of the city since its initial construction in 1919. It bears the Glico running man on a blue race track as well as some of Osaka's other famous landmarks in the background. The giant neon sign has been revised on several occasions in order to celebrate events such as the World Cup and to bolster team spirit for Osaka's baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers. As the sign is quite well known, it has long been a popular photo stop for tourists as well as locals.

The company was also the main sponsor of the anime series Tetsujin 28 (the original Japanese version of Gigantor).

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